I find it ironic when bad parents (and I dont care what anyone says, anyone who lacks effective or appropriate discipline is bad parenting) will do ANYTHING to defend the child they raise poorly. My neighbor is like that. The dad has a HUGE temper,and so does the kid, but if I reprimand the child for hurting my child, the dad jumps all over me. Then later the dad will be screaming and yelling "why is my son so bad? He is driving me crazy. He always breaks things. He is horrible. He never behaves", and all I can think of is "you want me to deal with his attitude and not say anything, yet when it affects you, its a problem". How selfish can you get?
Also, my mom works in the schools and is always saying the children who have behavioral problems due to (severe usually) parental neglect always end up with the parent marching over to the school one day over a discipline issue, to fight for their child, as if they are just the most concerned parents out there!
The kid doesnt get home-cooked meals, the house is a sty, kid is unsupervised and uncared for, usually dirty, but when it comes to getting detention, those parents will fight for their kids like nobody's business. Go figure